Deploy Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection
Extended Endpoint Protection is built to provide value and scale immediately. You can silently install the agent on many endpoints in minutes using any tool that supports deploying EXE or MSI files, including system management tools. Once you deploy Extended Endpoint Protection, the endpoints automatically register, and you can manage them in the Alert Logic console.
The Extended Endpoint Protection installer is available in the Alert Logic console on the Endpoints page.
To install Alert Logic Extended Endpoint Protection:
- Browse to the Endpoints page under the Endpoint Protection tab in the Alert Logic console.
- Click Add Endpoint.
- Follow the instructions to download the endpoint installer, and then install Extended Endpoint Protection on your machine. Do not shut down the endpoint for five minutes after installation. If you shut down the machine too quickly after installation, an Endpoint Error could appear in the Alert Logic console. You can resolve the error by powering on the machine.
- If you are installing Extended Endpoint Protection on a computer running macOS version 10.12 (Sierra) or higher, a pop-up message will state that the extension was blocked. Click Open Security Preferences, and then in the Security & Privacy window, click Allow to authorize Extended Endpoint Protection to run.
If you do not see the pop-up message, you must manually browse to System Preferences on your system. In the Security & Privacy window, click Security & Privacy, and then click Allow.
Alert Logic is aware that the pop-up message and window lists "Barkly Protects, Inc" as the developer.
- Confirm that your new endpoint appears on the Endpoints page in the Alert Logic console.
- (Optional) Subscribe to the Service Status page and all appropriate components, including Extended Endpoint Protection, in the Alert Logic console. For more information about the Service Status page and subscribing to notifications, see Service Status.
You do not need to reinstall or upgrade the endpoint agent to benefit from future software updates. Alert Logic continuously and automatically updates the agent to ensure you have the latest features and strongest protection.
If you want to deploy Extended Endpoint Protection to multiple endpoints at once, Alert Logic provides several options.
You can use your system management tool to distribute the installer the same way you currently distribute patches. If you use SCCM or other tools, you can run the executable file on the target machines directly and silently without the need for a restart.
Make sure you know the name of the installer for your organization, and type the following command into an administrative Windows command prompt:
AL-Endpoint-Protection-Installer-[Organization].exe /C:"msiexec /i alertlogic.msi /quiet /norestart"
Do not change the name of alertlogic.msi. Renaming the MSI file may disrupt updates.
You can deploy Extended Endpoint Protection using the MSI file, but do not rename it.
To use an MSI to deploy Extended Endpoint Protection, extract the MSI file from the Alert Logic installer.
Make sure you know the name and file path for the installer, and type the following commands into an administrative Windows command prompt:
C:\path\to\AL-Endpoint-Protection-Installer-[Organization].exe /C /T:C:\extract
This extracts the MSI file to "C:\extract".
You can run the MSI on the target machines directly and silently without the need for a restart. Type the following command into an administrative Windows command prompt:
msiexec /i alertlogic.msi /quiet /norestart
You can save the Alert Logic installer on a shared drive so that users in your network can download and install it on their own devices. While Alert Logic auto-updates an older version to the current version, we recommend you download the latest installer to share.
If you have a VDI environment, you can mark an endpoint as the VDI master image.